Stood under this three times before I plucked up the courage to pull on. It was pretty intimidating.
Great route though. Powerful and technical at the same time. Helps if you can jam. Easy and enjoyable up to the roof and then it gets meaty! Non stop from the roof to the top. But obviously that's why the routes so awesome : )
The tat in the upper section is probably ok but showing a little fraying at the edges.
Shane Willis - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/15
Rich bailed so I was forced to give it a go. Top roped up to and around the most of the roof fine but couldn't pull through into the crack. Resorted to aid :(
Cheese Monkey - Lead dog - 12/Apr/15 with Rich R
pearson9596 - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/15 with Mark Condon, Ian Faulkner
Led as one pitch. Had to hop up the second half after dislocating my left knee cap just past the first belay.
ian d f - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/15 with Mark Condon, Michael P
ian bryant - 2015
In one pitch
Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/14 with Luke
Went a bit wrong after the roof but sorted it out in the end. Felt tough, but not that tough. Plenty of rests.
jacobjlloyd - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/14 with Andrea R
Took a whipper right at the top! Did it second go.
Si dH - Lead dog - 25/Oct/14 with Stuart Fox
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/14
climbingpixie - 2nd dog - 01/Aug/14 with Andy
Fell off (loss of concentration just before the roof) and had a prussiking job to do! Amazing route.
khalidq - 2nd dog - 20/Jul/14 with Jon Leighton
Felt quite hard for the grade
jonleighton - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/14
tash - 2nd - 01/Jul/14 with ali k
Read the route wrong, went too far left after clipping tat. Surprised with the amount of friable rock!
Ash Sayers - Lead dog - 29/Jun/14
andycash - 2nd dog - 29/Jun/14 with Ash
mike mo - Lead - 21/Jun/14 with Edd
JM - Lead O/S - 25/May/14 with Stevo
markalmack - 2nd O/S - 25/May/14 with james marjot
burto - Lead - 04/May/14 with bruce
What a nightmare! The climb was dirty with a few nesting birds. Pretty tired after thrutching through the roof, then was undone by my poor jamming skills above. Tried to run it out to the top, but fell from terminal pump on the last hard move - took a 12m lob :(
adam 24 - Lead dnf - 03/May/14 with Stuart Johnston
Great route - upper crack is pretty tricky
Billg - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Alan Rosier
dan gibson - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/14 with Tom Livingstone
Tom Livingstone - 2nd β - 10/Apr/14 with Dan Gibson
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/14
Good Value varied climb good crack after pulling the roof
brices - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/14 with Remus
mike mo - 2014
Got a bit too involved in the roof cave ... Made leaving tricky :)
Dizz - 2nd - 30/Nov/13 with Tom
Tubs - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/13 with Liz F
AlexD - 2nd - 28/Jul/13 with Sophie
Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/13 with Alex
Luxulyan - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/13 with Kev Brown
Wevcore - 2nd dog - 28/Jul/13 with Rich
Simon Allcock - 2nd - 06/May/13 with Mary, Wilki
Very annoyed to fall off after successfully negotiating the roof! Great first pitch.
mes32 - 2nd dog - 06/May/13 with Simon Allcock, Wilki
bigie bob - Lead O/S - 04/May/13
Oops, thought we were on Finale Groove, thought it was a bit stiff for the grade! Glad to see someone else has made the same mistake :) Done in a oner.
petegunn - Lead - 04/Apr/13 with Davina
Hidden - 2nd dog - 04/Apr/13
ianto - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 15/Sep/12
Both pitches in one, got quite intimidated getting up to the overhang and then also getting over it.
Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with pep
Hexes are great!
Kevster - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12
Paul Eckton - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with kevin faux
Led pitch 1 clean but all holds on second pitch were soaking!
BeccaSnowden - AltLd dog - 01/Aug/12 with Mike
Not too sure which strenuous finishing crack the guidebook refers to, but did the one slightly to the right. Excellent climb and when you think you've done it you've got the topout....
chris wyatt - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/12 with rich
mwatson - Lead O/S - Jun/12
mwatson - Lead O/S - Jun/12
3 Names - 2nd - 18/May/12 with Ed Bulman
Led Pitch 1 Aided pitch 2 on top rope
halfwaythere - AltLd dog - 07/Jan/12 with brad
PAJames - 2012
Misha - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/11 with Tony
Graham Westbrook - AltLd - 16/Aug/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/May/11
Hidden - May/11
Hidden - AltLd - 19/Sep/10
in one pitch
pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10
Toby Dunn - Jul/10 with Andy Reeve
Bern - Lead rpt - 14/Mar/10 with Richard White
Fell off the crux, getting through the roof is really pumpy and sustained.
Ceridwen - 2nd dog - 13/Sep/09 with Uber Mike
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/09
Richard Horn - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/09
started raining halfway up which made top out v interesting. Very sustained 2nd pitch.
Mr Tickle - Lead dog - 07/Jun/09 with davenev
Nice P1 - followed by a madly strenuous P2 and a lovely muddy top out made more atmospheric by the rain.
davenev - 2nd dog - 07/Jun/09 with luke
Hidden - 2009
Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/Aug/08
Pretty full on on a blustery day. Strang both pitches together.
Paz - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/08 with WG
Ed Babs - AltLd RP - 20/Jul/08 with Harry
sinbad - AltLd - Jul/08 with Ben Bradford
JPGR - 2nd - 09/May/08 with Steve
Led top pitch
sadams - AltLd - 24/Feb/08 with Eric Hildrew
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Nov/07
Rob Pitt - Lead - 2007
dan gibson - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/06 with jamie evans
Hidden - 2006
Bern - 2006
Kyuzo - AltLd O/S - Nov/05 with Bernard Lam
Nicely exposed top pitch
DDDD - Lead O/S - May/05
Hidden - 2005
feilx - 2005
dan gibson - Lead O/S - 2005 with eddie church
Led crux pitch.
cem - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/03 with Graham Dolman
Hidden - 2001
ellis - Lead O/S - Jul/00 with Dan Rowles
Marti999 - AltLd - 2000
Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000
craig h - AltLd O/S - 25/May/99 with Glen S
Wild moves on pitch 2
steveb2006 - Lead - 28/Mar/99 with Neville Contractor
WB - AltLd O/S - 18/Nov/98 with Guy
Roget - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/98 with jon
Didn't take the guidebook and thought we were on Finale Groove. Convinced myself it was 4c!
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1998 with Karen Ghiselli
William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1995 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Hidden - Lead - Oct/90
steve taylor - Lead - May/90 with john the chef
Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/90 with Pete Finklaire
jasper11 - 1990
Nigel Coe - Lead - 04/Jun/88 with Brian Wyvill
7 aid points!
Nigel Coe - AltLd dog - 22/Mar/87 with Tim Dunsby
GuyM - 1985